Technip and Subsea 7 announced today that their Australian entities, Technip Oceania Pty Ltd and Subsea 7 Australia Pty Ltd, have been awarded a subsea EPIC installation contract by BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd for the Stybarrow development project. Located in approximately 800 m of water off the North West shelf of Australia, Stybarrow will be the deepest subsea production system in Australia to date.
The joint venture contract, valued at over US$ 160 million, includes the design, manufacture, transport, installation and pre-commissioning of approximately 48 kms of flexible risers, flowlines and jumpers, to be fabricated at Technip’s flexible manufacturing facilities in Le Trait, France. The contract also includes the transport, installation and pre-commissioning of approximately 16 kms of dynamic and static umbilicals and associated electrical and hydraulic flying leads as well as the installation of the FPSO* spider buoy and mooring system complete with anchors, all to be provided by BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd.
The Joint Venture will perform the works from their offices in Perth, Western Australia.
The offshore programme is scheduled to start in early 2007 using Technip’s construction vessel, the Deep Pioneer.